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Forum topic by 1thumb posted 05-29-2020 03:53 PM 175 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2020 03:53 PM

Something like pic to be installed under front porch. No ground contact except grass and weeds. Also something similar to be installed on front porch, under cover, at landing as gates to keep pets and kids on porch.

Want to use door hinges not gate hinges, I work by myself so those strap hinges will be a pain to hang. But a 2×4 frame so not sure if that’ll work.


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#1 posted 05-29-2020 05:18 PM

I would go pressure treated, In my experience untreated will still rot even if you paint it very thoroughly. Maybe cedar or some other rot resistant wood could work as well. PT isn’t that much more expensive.

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#2 posted 05-29-2020 05:35 PM



I would go pressure treated, In my experience untreated will still rot even if you paint it very thoroughly. Maybe cedar or some other rot resistant wood could work as well. PT isn t that much more expensive.

- squazo

Thanks. Cost not much of a factor but have to paint. So I’m thinking come back a month or two later to paint

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#3 posted 05-29-2020 05:42 PM

Even if not in direct contact it may be in a splash zone so I would go PT.

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#4 posted 05-29-2020 06:00 PM

I did the same style under our back deck ten years ago. I used pressure treated. For the latice work I went 4×8 plastic lattice sheets, and cut them to size to fit the doors/gates. Still holding up.

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